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Jalango Explains His Sources of Wealth After Being Linked With Wash Wash Business

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A section of Kenyans were accusing the radio presenter of being involved in the wash wash business due to his wealth.

A section of Kenyans were accusing the radio presenter of being involved in the wash wash business due to his wealth.

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Kiss 100 presenter Jalang’o has responded to claims that he is involved in the deeply connected world of money launderers, gold scammers, conmen dubbed as wash wash. 

Speaking on air with Kameme Goro, Jalang’o swore on his father’s grave that he has never been involved in fraudulent deals or stole from anyone. 

A section of Kenyans was accusing the radio presenter of being involved in the wash wash business due to his wealth. 

Jalang’o drives a Toyota V8, Range Rover Velar, Mercedes convertible, Mercedes V-Class, and a Land Rover Discovery. 

He also has a mansion in Nairobi, several Air BnB apartments and is building his retirement home in his rural area. 

For the past 10 to 15 years I’ve never seen what 7 o’clock looks like unless I’m on holiday or its the weekend when I’m not working because I’ve always just known 4 am as my wake up time and we come to Kiss and they pay us so well,” Jalango said  

Jalang’o works at Radio Africa Group which is known to pay celebrities quite well, as evidenced in Shaffie Weru’s salary of Ksh 600,000 which was revealed in 2021. 

He explained after landing his first well-paying job at Kiss 100, he started his company Arena Media which does advertising and marketing. 

It’s a below the line and above the line marketing firm where we sit down with a team of almost 20 people, employed pensionable and taxable,” he said. 

Currently, the comedian is a brand ambassador for a wide range of brands touching from finance, apparel, fast-moving consumer goods, and construction. 

Jalang’o’s Instagram following of over 2 million followers also offers him the opportunity to monetize his huge following by posting advertisements for many different clients. 

As you speak today, I think I’m a brand ambassador to almost five top brands…a brand ambassador, not influencer…for influencing I have a thousand and one… I’ll tell you easily there’s a time I drive in this town and I see a billboard literally every single place, those things pay,” Jalang’o explained. 

The radio presenter is on record revealing in a past interview that on a good month he earns as much as Ksh3 million for using his social media. 

He explained that if he was in the “wash wash” business he wouldn’t be breaking his back and working as hard as he does. 

In the first three months after starting his YouTube channel, he had already racked up Ksh1.2 million in revenue from the platform. 

With his current numbers at more than 400,000 subscribers and millions of views, the amount can only be higher.